Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin‘s Super Bowl 57 weekend didn’t exactly go according to plan.
Irvin was on-sight in Phoenix working for NFL Network. But before he could even reach Super Bowl weekend, Irvin was pulled off of TV over allegations of misconduct.
Witnesses quickly leapt to Irvin’s defense, claiming the allegations were false. Irvin then filed suit against both the accuser and Marriott Hotels, who reported the alleged impropriety to NFL Network.
Irving then spoke publicly about the incident and subsequent lawsuit. While that wouldn’t typically be advised, it appears his strategy is working.
Michael Irvin Picks Up Big Win In Post-Super Bowl 57 Lawsuit
TMZ reports that Irvin recently picked up a big win in the courtroom against the mammoth hotel company.
Michael Irvin just scored a win in court … a judge has ordered that an Arizona hotel now must turn over any video it has of an interaction the Hall of Famer had with a woman that ultimately led to his removal from NFL Network’s Super Bowl coverage last week. Irvin’s attorney Levi McCathern had requested the footage from the Phoenix Marriott in a motion filed on Thursday morning, believing it will help exonerate the NFL legend, who had been accused of wrongdoing while he was in Arizona to report on SB LVII for the league’s TV station. On Thursday afternoon, a judge granted the motion … saying the clips must be sent to Irvin by Feb. 20.
But that wasn’t all. The judge also ruled that hotel must provide the name of Irvin’s accuser. It also must share the name of any NFL employees who may have filed a complain against Irvin.
Irvin’s legal team claims that the accuser was with the former NFL star for less than five minutes, all of which was in a public space.
According to the docs, Irvin only met the woman after she had called him over in the hotel lobby to introduce herself … and “eyewitnesses described the interaction as ‘jovial’ and completely harmless.” Irvin’s attorney wrote in the motion that the interaction lasted less than a minute, and Michael then went to his room alone and fell asleep. – via TMZ
The case is far from over. But it appears Irvin is sure off to a great start.